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Version 2.02
Dec 02, 2019
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New App: $9.99, v2.01
Jul 04, 2016

App Store Description:

Animation Pro brings desktop-class frame-by-frame animation to iPad. Specifically designed for intermediate to expert level animators, Animation Pro includes a long list of professional tools, such as automatic lip-synching, cloning (for automated shadows and reflections), motion-blur and camera depth-of-field to produce stunning studio quality animations.

ANIMATING

- Produce professional cut-out-style, stick-figure, traditional (hand-drawn) or stop-motion animations
- Add background images from your photo library or shoot them from within Animation Pro
- Add videos as background images and use the new drawing tools for rotoscoping
- Add figures, images, text, audio and clones to your animations
- Manage all of your assets using the integrated File Manager
- Use a Shadow Wizard to quickly add shadows to your figures
- See instant previews
- Use onion-skins to see the difference between the previous and/or next frames
- Copy and paste backgrounds, figures, frames and camera settings
- Key figure, item and camera properties across multiple frames
- Access web tutorials and nearly 500 pages of in-depth help (included)

FIGURES

Animation Pro provides all of the tools that you’ll need to create complex posable figures. Figures are constructed from one or more items. Items can be lines, circles, text, images or mouths and can pivot, stretch and/or bend.

- Select from a large library of pre-installed Animation Pro and StickMotion figures*
- Create your own figures using the integrated Image Creator, Mouth Creator and Figure Editor
- Move, scale (X, Y or both), flip and rotate figures
- Colour, tint and set the opacity of figures
- Blur, distort, shear, accent and highlight figures
- Add glows, outlines and motion-blur
- Substitute figures as you animate

ITEMS

- Scale, flip and rotate the items within figures
- Colour, tint and set the opacity of items
- Bend items
- Substitute items as you animate
- Draw on image items whilst you animate

CLONES

In Animation Pro, figures can be cloned to produce shadows, reflections or even an entire army of figures that animate automatically as the parent figure is changed.

- Control which aspects of a parent figure are cloned
- Use a Shadow Wizard to create realistic looking shadows

AUDIO

- Select from a large library of included sound effects
- See audio as a wave-form on the film-strip
- Record your own audio
- Add audio to frames or figures
- Automatically pan audio as figures move
- Automatically animate/lip-synch the mouths on figures
- Create your own mouths using the integrated Mouth Creator

VIRTUAL CAMERA

- Pan, zoom and rotate a virtual camera
- Simulate camera depth of field

TWEENING

Animation Pro can automatically generate intermediate frames, between those that you create, to produce super smooth animations. These are called ‘tweens’.

- Add tweens to produce super smooth animations
- Take full control over which features are tweened from frame to frame
- Override tweens with user-tweens where necessary

EXPORTING

- Export video (mov, m4v, mp4) with frame rates up to 60fps and resolutions up to 1920x1080#
- Export image sequences (with or without transparency)
- Export 3D (anaglyph or side-by-side) video or images

SHARING

Everything that you create in Animation Pro may be exported or shared (e.g. AirDrop, Mail).

- Share your videos
- Share your projects
- Share your figures
- Share your images (and/or image projects)
- Share your mouths (and/or mouth projects)
- Share your sounds

* Animation Pro can also import StickMotion Animation figures.

# Animation Pro can produce videos and images in resolutions up to 1920x1080 from Retina devices.

For more information and tutorials, please visit http://www.hotjamdonut.com.au

What's new in v2.02

This version includes the following enhancement and bug fixes:

1. A 'Force Threshold' setting has been added for the Apple Pencil (Animation Drawing View/Image Creator/Mouth Creator). This may be used to specify how much force/pressure must be applied (as a percentage of the total possible force/pressure) before the brush width (or colour) will change.
2. Tool sizes were not always being set correctly (tint/select/lighten/darken) when using the Apple Pencil - fixed
3. Tool sizes were not always being initialised correctly on the Animation Drawing View - fixed
4. The scrubber on the Animation Drawing View was not always showing images in the correct order - fixed
5. The non-display of an item (in the Animation Drawing View) was not always being respected when adding a figure to an existing frame - fixed

Animation Pro version 2.0 now integrates drawing tools into the figure editor and the main animation screen making it possible to combine cut-out-style with traditional hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation!

- Draw the image items for your figures without leaving the figure editor
- Draw on the image items within your figures as you animate (or add blank figures to the animation screen and completely hand-draw them from frame to frame)
- Choose from (and individually configure) multiple new ‘Brush’ types
- See suggested mouth shapes and figure audio waveforms whilst drawing
- Move from frame to frame (or add new frames) whilst continuing to draw on the same item
- Quickly scrub between the previous/next drawings for a given item
- Easily rotoscope videos loaded as background images using the new drawing features

For more information, please refer to the new ‘Drawing’ topic in the Animation Pro help. New video tutorials (available via the Animation Pro help) will also be added over the coming weeks, so please stay tuned!

In addition, version 2.0 also introduces a host of other changes, bug fixes and enhancements. Here is a few of them:

- Set a lip-synching strength (whisper to shout) when using automatic lip-synching
- Paste a frame multiple times from the clipboard
- Remove the background from multiple frames at once
- Convert a clone to a regular figure across multiple frames
- Choose exactly which properties to assign to an item (in a figure) across multiple frames

As always, a very big 'thank you' to everyone who has supported Animation Pro. I hope that you enjoy this update!

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